‘ Cure for cancer is on the horizon ’,
癌症治愈“on the horizon”
uh-huh… politician criticizes doctor as out of reach okay
政客谴责医生对医学的理解 “out of reach”
three hundred and thirty thousand pounds
down the drain in the bank’s scandal.
在银行丑闻中down the drain
what do we mean by “down the drain”?
“down the drain”是什么意思呢？
Down the drain means something is wasted completely.
“down the drain”是指某物被完全浪费
Do you get confused when you read such idioms in the newspaper?
That’s our topic for the day.
Today we are learning idioms from the newspaper and you can stay with me
My name is Michelle
and we are going to wrap up this topic once and forever.
So here we are guys with the newspaper idioms
that I shared with you in the beginning of the lesson.
So the newspaper that I was reading this Morning
Had some very interesting words and idioms
that I picked out especially for you
so that we can cover them in this lesson
and find out what they mean.
So the first news that I read was about a doctor, alright?
So politicians “slacked” the doctors because of delayed treatments.
Now slacking means to criticize someone heavily,alright?
Slacking means to criticize heavily.
So the politician slacked the doctors because of delayed treatments
which means that possibly the doctors do not know how much the patients suffer when the treatment is delayed.
The reason that the politicians slack the doctors was
because he said that the doctors were
“out of touch”.
“out of touch”
Now out of touch means
这里 “out of touch”意思是
that they are not aware of the recent developments in the field of medicine
So out of touch means unaware of recent developments.
所以“out of touch”是指对当前的发展情况不了解
Alright.so the doctors are out of touch and for that reason they were slacked by the politician.
Okay so just let you know again this means criticism
好了 再次强调一下 第一个意思是谴责
and the second one means to be unaware
or to be out of touch.
The next one we have is “down the drain”.
下一个习语是“down the drain”
So I read this idiom on the economic page of the newspaper
or the business page of the newspaper where they talk about the economy around the world or in a specific country.
So I read that Three hundred and thirty thousand Pounds were down the drain
我看到33万英镑“down the drain”
.So what does that mean?
Three hundred and thirty thousand Pounds were down the drain, it means that,
33万英镑down the drain的意思是
that amount of money was wasted
So the reason that this money was down the drain was because of a bank scandal.
Okay, now down the drain means that something is wasted,
好了 那么“down the drain”意思是某物被浪费
so you know what a drain is where the waste water goes,
the same way when we say that something is down the drain it means
同样地 当我们说某物 is down the drain
that it goes as a waste, goes off as a waste.
Okay now the next one we have is when something
“falls on deaf ears”.
“falls on deaf ears”
What happens when something falls on deaf ears?
当某事“falls on deaf ears”时会怎么呢？
No one’s hearing them, alright?
So no one’s hearing someone’s plea.
I read this when they were talking about
a country where people raised a request
that their building should not be destroyed however
however their request fell on deaf ears which means
然而 他们的请求“fell on deaf ears ”
that no one heard their plea
and no action was taken.
So falls on deaf ears means a request that goes unheard.
所以“falls on deaf ears”意思是请求被置若罔闻
So while I was still reading the business page
I came across this phrase which is “ start-ups ”, alright?
So it said that the start-ups are going to face a huge problem because of the recession.
Now what are start-ups?
Start-ups are small business set-ups
okay which are aiming at the market, alright?
They’re trying to make money through the market at that point of time
and they are small business set-ups.
So according to the news headline it said that
the start-ups are going to face a lot of problem because of recession.
So start-ups means a small business set-up
Okay so as I told you that
there were some people who were raising a plea, who were raising a request
that their buildings should not be destroyed
but their requests fell on deaf ears
which means no one heard them
and no action was taken
and their buildings were actually destroyed.
So their houses where they were living were just destroyed
for some other buildings which were supposed to be erected in that area.
So what happened as a result those people “ took to the streets ”
最终人们采取的行动是“took to streets”
which means that they started protesting against the government
so they had slogans and they had placards and placards in their hands
and they were raising requests alright?
They were very angry and agitated.
So at that time they were protesting against the government.
So when we say someone has taken to the streets
当我们说某人“has taken to the streets”
or took to the streets
或者“took to streets”
it means that they were protesting against the government.
like a demonstration.
Okay,and at the same page I read a good news
which said that the cure for cancer was “ on the horizon ”.
说癌症治愈“on the horizon”
So whatever is on the horizon,
do you know what a horizon is?
So when you see that the Sun is setting
and you see the Sun and the earth the land almost meeting,
it appears like they’re meeting and they are very near
the same way this phrase means something is very near.
So if the cure for cancer is on the horizon
所以如果说癌症治愈“on the horizon”
it means that the cure for cancer is very near
and very soon we are gon na have a proper cure for it
which may not even have chemotherapy.
Alright so on the horizon means something that appears near.
好 所以“on the horizon”意思是某事临近
Alright now we look at the next idiom that we have
so this idiom I did not read on the front page,
I did not read on the business page,
but I read this in the gossip page of the tabloid newspaper.
So “sounds like sour grapes “
所以“sounds like sour grapes”
this was… so basically there was this actor
who made a negative comment against another actor
and the newspaper reported
that his comment sounded like sour grapes
他的评价“sounded like sour grapes”
which means that possibly he is very jealous
of another actor’s success
that’s why he’s making a negative comment against him or her.
Okay so sounds like sour grapes
所以“sounds like sour grapes”
when you call someone’s criticism as sour grapes
that’s when you’re saying that that person does not have something
and they’re very jealous
that’s why they’re making a negative comment against another person
So sour grapes means comment out of jealousy or envy.
所以“ sour grapes”意思是出于嫉妒的评价
Right,so because he was quite jealous of his another actor
alright,of another co-actor
that’s why he made a negative comment which sounded like sour grapes.
So the grapes were we’re not very sweet they were very sour for that actor.
Okay so with this we look at the next one,
I came across this particular phrase in the sports page.
Can you imagine someone sitting pretty in a sports page of the newspaper?
So they used this phrase against a team that had won the match, right?
So there was a cricket match
that they were that the newspaper reported about
and they said that the winning team was now sitting pretty,
which means that they were in a good situation.
So good situation.
So according to the newspaper
the winning team was sitting pretty
which means that they were in a good situation
and they were ready to face the other matches.
And while I was still reading the sports page
I came across another idiom which is,
“ have what it takes ”.
“have what it takes”
So this reporter reported about
a new a rising football player
alright she commented saying
that this football player has what it takes
这名足球运动员“has what it takes”
to be a star player this means that
he has got the correct talents
or the needed talents to be a star football player.
So have what it takes means to have the needed talent.
所以 “have what it takes”意思是具备必需的天赋
So this rising football star has what it takes to be a star football player
这名新星球员“have what it takes”成为一名球星
which means that he has the needed talent.
So I’ll just do a quick go through for you again,
slacked means when someone is criticized heavily.
So the doctors were criticized heavily
or the doctors were slacked for being out of touch.
And three hundred and thirty thousand dollars thousand dollars or pounds went in the drain
33万美元 或者英镑“Went in the drain”
which means that they were entirely wasted.
And when a request falls on the deaf ears
当请求“falls on the deaf ears”
it means that it goes unheard
and when a request falls on deaf ears
then people take to the streets
人们就会“take to the streets”
which means that they start protesting against the government.
as we know the good news that
the cure for cancer is on the horizon
and I hope it comes soon
because we are really hoping that it’s very near to us.
The next one is something that
sounds like a likes sour grapes
“sounds like sour grapes”
which means that a negative comment that someone makes out of jealousy.
Then sitting pretty is to be a good situation
especially related to sports in this case
but can also be related to money.
So if a person has a lot of money
then that person is sitting pretty
because they are in a good situation.
The next one we have is to have what it takes which means
下一个是 “what it takes”
that they have the needed talent to achieve something
and startups as I told you I read along with down the drain which means
紧跟着“down the drain”的是 “start-ups”
a small business set-up that is trying to aim the market.
Okay now with this we come to an end of today’s lesson
which is about idioms related to the newspaper which you often read in the newspaper.
I had done another lesson
where you are going to find words related to newspaper headlines
don’t forget to watch that as well
you’ll probably find the link in the description box of this video.
Thank you so much for staying with me I hope you had a great time, bye-bye.
谢谢大家听我讲课 希望你们喜欢 拜拜
‘ Cure for cancer is on the horizon ’,